Month: September 2015
This last Sunday was an event that is held around the world, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. This is my first year participating in it, but it was a blast. You sign up to ride, meet up dressed up “distinguished” and then ride about town hitting some locations, getting photos and riding for a good cause. I am not going to go over all the stuff, as it is better written on the supporting websites, which I will link below. Here, I just wanted to share some photos, with ride video coming later, once I get it processed. The one video I am including here is more of a test of my new iPhone than it was meant for this post, but it shows the bikes at the river. Next year, I will be more prepared and actually get officially signed up and spam FB for sponsorship.
This bike fits the “ran when parked” perfectly. I got the scooter from my parents new back when I was like 14. In 2 years I had put over 2500 miles on it running around the neighborhoods in Middletown. The last time I rode it was when we moved to Prospect in 1990 (or so). I believe my dad rode it a bit after that as did my sister. So, this past weekend I got some help from a friend to get it to my house so I can see if I can get it running and useable. I do not think it will be too hard, as the motor is not seized up and will still kick over (but not start, yet).
This past weekend was the 3rd annual Kentucky Kick Down Vintage motorcycle show. With help from Louisville Vintage Motorcycles, Barret Bar, the City of Louisville and Louis’ “The Ton” along with dozens of volunteers, it was a hugely successful day. Vintage motorcycles from all over the area and country came in to compete for several different classes within the Vintage tag. There were at least 125 bikes in the show, with countless more parked along the streets near the area. Raven and I arrived about 8:30 AM to assist in setting up and to hang around for the day. We ended up leaving about 6:15 PM or so. Below are some photos from some of the bikes I enjoyed looking at the most as well as a short video during the actual kick down.